Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 63. Making North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Work for Transportation

Census data historically have been reported using the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) System. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) was introduced in 1997 to address a need for a new, more rational approach to tallying industrial classes of workers. There are several differences between NAICS and SIC that make a straightforward comparison difficult. NAICS is based on how products and services are created, while SIC focuses on what is created. The main objective of this report is to analyze the differences between demographic survey data and establishment-based data when they are reported in the same NAICS categories. Specifically, the research focuses on the mismatch between the two databases for the category "Management of Companies and Enterprises".


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Sundstrom, Lori

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Start Date: 20060803
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20070302
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15706

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01557220
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:01AM